Looks and technology
Jailbreak Technology, which increases ball speed and impact efficiency in Callaway drivers, is used in fairways for the first time. The Internal Standing Wave and Triaxial Carbon Crown move the centre of gravity low and forward for high launch and low spin, while increasing stability and forgiveness. It’s the closest of the three to a classic fairway wood profile with a gently curved leading edge, slightly deeper looking face and the shiny black finish.
Key takeaway: The classic profile houses a lot of big-hitting technologies.
TaylorMade woods have produced incredible ball speeds ever since they introduced the Speed Pocket in Rocketballz fairways. The M4’s enhanced Speed Pocket combines with Inverted Cone Technology and Split Internal Weighting to increase the sweetspot’s size and boost forgiveness. The distinct crown frames the ball nicely and there’s more curve to the sole of the head, which creates more of a small driver profile with a strong face at address.
Key takeaway: The Speed Pocket and head shape are built for power.
The Machined Back Weight shifts CG lower and further back than in the other two heads, which should give the most stability and more spin. The new maraging steel face is thinner, stronger and more flexible than the previous G’s face. A very flat sole and straighter leading edge mean it sits flush to the ground and looks like it has more loft than the others, when it actually has 0.5° less. It’s the only one with an adjustable hosel and has a matte black finish.
Key takeaway: The CG is positioned to boost launch in a profile that hugs the turf.